The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
Big Sky: 250
2. distance from airport
A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km
3. The resort is serviced by public transport
The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
38% have it
More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
5. ski pass daily
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
6. has lake/s
Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
40% have it
7. trails (difficult)
Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. High-difficulty trails (marked with a black diamond) have a slope gradient of more than 40%; such trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a good challenge.
Big Sky: 150
8. The resort has open cross country skiing
Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.
88% have it
9. snowfall march
Average snowfall in the month of March.
10. Has a ski school
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
94% have it
11. base elevation
The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
12. trails (medium)
Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Medium difficulty trails (marked with a blue square) have a slope gradient between 25% and 40%. These trails are ideal for regular skiers.
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
13. Has a bobsled track
This is a long track, usually made of concrete covered in ice. They are used for bobsledding, and some can be used for other sports such as luge and skeleton.
Air lifts describe all off-ground types of ski lift, such as cable cars or chair lifts. These are better, particular for travelling long distances, as they can transport skiers faster and in larger quantities than surface lifts.
17. snowfall august
Average snowfall in the month of August.
Mount Hotham: 69inches
18. snowfall july
Average snowfall in the month of July.
Mount Hotham: 56inches
19. snowfall june
Average snowfall in the month of June.
Mount Perisher: 18inches
20. snowfall may
Average snowfall in the month of May.
Lake Louise: 94.4inches
21. snowfall november
Average snowfall in the month of November.
Whistler Blackcomb: 85inches
22. snowfall october
Average snowfall in the month of October.
Mount Hotham: 20inches
23. snowfall september
Average snowfall in the month of September.
Mount Hotham: 96.5inches
24. ski lifts total
The total number of ski lifts available at the resort (all types; tow lifts, surface lifts and air lifts).
25. season pass price
The season pass price gives you unlimited access to the resort for the entire ski season.